Ep 33: Guest Interview with Joanne Speirs, Author and Editor

Season #2

Guest Interview: Everyday Business Heroes Series

On this episode I am beyond excited to talk to Joanne Speirs, published author and owner of editing and proofreading business Nurturing Words.

We discussed everything about writing and publishing books, running an editing business while also promoting an author brand and book, and the ups and downs of business.

About Joanne Speirs:

Joanne Speirs grew up on a farm in a small rural community on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, where she wrangled sheep with her dad, baked, sewed and crafted with her mum and was a keen netballer. Scouring the school library shelves for Sweet Valley High romance novels became a favourite pastime in her teens and fuelled her passion for reading and writing.

She now lives in Adelaide with her two teenage boys, husband, and border collie, and she uses her life experiences as inspiration for her contemporary rural romance stories. Her debut, Second Chance Love in Point Perry, was runner-up in the prestigious Romance Writers of Australia Valerie Parv Award in 2019 and longlisted for the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award in 2020, and she was recently awarded Favourite Debut Romance Author 2023.

When she’s not writing, she’s chief line & copyeditor + proofreader at Nurturing Words, specialising in editing manuscripts for self-publishing romance authors.


How to Connect with Joanne:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jo.speirs_romance_author/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannespeirsauthor
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-speirs-342a0232/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/JoanneSpeirsAuthor/
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jospeirsromanceauthor


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